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Traditional healers outnumber medical doctors by 35:1 in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans are thirty more times able to receive health care from traditional healers or herbalists compared to Western-trained medical doctors according to medical experts. Data from the health ministry shows that at the moment, the patient healer ratio stands at one healer for every 700 …

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NDA moves to register herbalists

NDA to register all herbalists to ascertain quality and effectiveness of herbal medicine Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA is in the process of registering herbal medicine practitioners across the country in a bid to ensure the quality and safety of herbal medicine. Michael Mutyaba, the manager National Medicines …

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Over 70% using herbal medicine to treat sickle cells

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many people living with sickle cell disease are using herbal medicine and not opening up to health workers. Releasing results of the study started in March to establish the extent of herbal medicine use among patients seeking treatment at the sickle cell clinic of …

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